ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ONLINE COURSE (E4SD)
- The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
By end of 2009, almost 250 participants from more than 70 countries will have taken the E4SD Online Course. The feedback from the large majority of participants on the relevance, value and usefulness of the course with regards to their professional work is overall very positive. Demand for the course has been growing steadily over time and now exceeds the current capacity by a factor of 20. Accommodating this significant demand and addressing the specific needs of newly identified target groups provides scope for extension and further development of the E4SD initiative. It also will require the creation of new organizational concepts and innovative learning modes for delivering the online course to a larger audience.
This will, in some cases, also require for content being developed and adapted to regional needs and specific target groups. This paper presents the current status and achievements of the E4SD initiative followed by a description of the envisioned future activities. The latter include (1) the establishment of regional “E4SD Hubs“, (2) the development and delivery of an “E4SD self-learners course”, and (3) the conduct of an “E4SD Policy Dialogue” offering in the next project phase.
- Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
- developing countries